‘What does ⌥ (the Mac option key symbol) represent?’

This is pretty clever, whether or not it is true. I think the worst of all the symbols on current Mac keyboards is the Launch Center / Spaces key that is three randomly placed rectangles. Everything else on a Mac keyboard is so very neat and tidy, then you have that F3 keys and it’s…

This is pretty clever, whether or not it is true. I think the worst of all the symbols on current Mac keyboards is the Launch Center / Spaces key that is three randomly placed rectangles.

Everything else on a Mac keyboard is so very neat and tidy, then you have that F3 keys and it’s unorganized mess — it drives me nuts.

Which brings me to one last point: the option key on Macs doesn’t show that symbol — it’s something that you see in menus when looking for keyboard shortcuts. So how long before Apple rids their keyboards of the Command key symbol? The word is already clearly spelled out and it would lend to a cleaner look. There’s got to be a traditionalist at Apple keeping that symbol on Mac keyboards.

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